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Senior immigration official resigns amid misconduct allegations Published: Sep 4, 2012 "A senior appointee at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or ICE, stepped down on Saturday amid allegations of discrimination and sexual misconduct lodged by an employee. Suzanne Barr, chief of staff to ICE Director John Morton, resigned, the agency said. She was cited in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by a senior ICE
The human cost of immigration enforcement Published: Sep 4, 2012 "About four million U.S.-citizen children have at least one undocumented parent, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, a research organization in Washington. And that number is headed up. Since 2005, illegal crossings of the nation's southern border have plummeted 80 percent because of tough enforcement and the recession. But the proportion of adults who
Immigration Agents Sue DHS Chief Napolitano Published: Aug 24, 2012 "Ten Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Thursday filed suit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (pictured) and ICE Director John Holland, claiming selective enforcement of the nation's immigration laws are forcing them to break the law and ignore their duty in the deportation of Illegal aliens, Fox News reported. The suit, filed in
DOJ Establishes Alabama Civil Rights Unit in Wake of Illegal Immigration Crackdown Published: Aug 23, 2012 "The Justice Department will establish its first civil rights unit in the southern state of Alabama, the agency said Tuesday -- a development that comes in the wake of the state's crackdown on illegal immigration, which raised concerns about Alabama's compliance with federal laws. While the unit wasn't formed as a direct result of Alabama's immigration law
Judge weighs Arizona immigration law after opponents present new evidence Published: Aug 23, 2012 "A federal judge is once again weighing arguments over the "show me your papers" provision in Arizona's controversial immigration law. The provision was the only one of four major parts of the law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in June. But opponents argued in U.S. District Court on Tuesday that new evidence shows that a federal judge should block
Appeals Court Draws Boundaries on Alabama’s Immigration Law Published: Aug 22, 2012 "On Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued three decisions that assessed Alabama’s law as well as a similar law in Georgia. The findings did not dramatically change the reality on the ground, for the most part continuing to block provisions already on hold, and even allowing two sections currently blocked to go into effect.
Alabama Public Schools Can't Check Immigration Status of Students, Court Rules Published: Aug 21, 2012 "A part of Alabama's immigration law that ordered public schools to check the citizenship status of new students was ruled unconstitutional Monday by a federal court, but the controversial "show me your papers" provision was upheld. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Alabama schools provision wrongly singles out children who are in the
Immigration experts: New U.S. policy could backfire on some, lead to deportation Published: Aug 20, 2012 "Young undocumented immigrants who want to apply under a new federal policy for a reprieve from deportation could be inadvertently turning themselves in to authorities for deportation if they are deemed ineligible, several immigration experts are warning." Click here for more of this US immigration news update.